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Old November 6th, 2017, 11:28 AM   #4081
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not only is this the "biggest" hole it might even be the deepest. infinity on herschel st was 25.7 from street level down to floor level of the lowest basement and 31.1 down to the bottom of the lift pit. does anyone feel like jumping into the DA to find out how deep this hole really is? i doubt BT checked.
Doubt it. There'd be plenty of infrastructure projects with deeper holes. The Wooloowin shaft for Airport Link was 40+ metres deep.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 01:31 AM   #4082
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A great photo of the demolition works was posted as a comment in an Old Brisbane Album thread. Annoyingly, as it was a comment, I can't share the link directly from my phone, so here is the photo saved in my Google Drive (I didn't want to rip off someone's photo by posting it on imgur). I'll relink it to the Facebook image directly when I'm on my laptop next.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cjI...w?usp=drivesdk

The OBA thread on Facebook that the image was posted in can be found below.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/856111...20869431292426
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Old November 7th, 2017, 01:50 AM   #4083
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Doubt it. There'd be plenty of infrastructure projects with deeper holes. The Wooloowin shaft for Airport Link was 40+ metres deep.
Out of interest, the diaphragm wall on Spirit on the GC is 38m deep and plunged columns extend over 60m down.

Surely Spirit will be the 'deepest' tower in Australia?
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Old November 7th, 2017, 03:04 AM   #4084
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Doubt it. There'd be plenty of infrastructure projects with deeper holes. The Wooloowin shaft for Airport Link was 40+ metres deep.
and the old silver mine at indooroopilly is apparently 90m deep........ this is called skyscrapercity, not tunnelcity - in case it wasn't obvious my comment was about holes for buildings.

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Old November 7th, 2017, 11:54 AM   #4085
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and the old silver mine at indooroopilly is apparently 90m deep........ this is called skyscrapercity, not tunnelcity - in case it wasn't obvious my comment was about holes for buildings.
Better get complaining to the mods about the ~1,000 post thread on Brisbane Underground Rail then...

...and no, it wasn't obvious. Obvious would imply that you used the phrase "deepest hole for a building" in your comment. The linked BT article doesn't try to make such a distinction either.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 12:33 AM   #4086
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Old November 8th, 2017, 03:26 AM   #4087
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I thought all the 80s George had already gone. Obviously I crawled back under the rock.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #4088
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Old November 8th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #4089
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I thought all the 80s George had already gone. Obviously I crawled back under the rock.
No, only the half that neighbours the Executive Building. The main IRD doesn't require the half on the Mansions side to be demolished before construction, though it likely will be down well before excavation begins.
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Old November 12th, 2017, 08:06 AM   #4090
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Destination Brisbane has uploaded a new render of the Arc Deck to their Facebook profile. Looks good. I prefer the step down approach rather than flat. Also shows a cool glass floor platform protruding towards the front.

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Old November 13th, 2017, 12:36 AM   #4091
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Here are some phone shots from the Cultural Centre Bridge. My phone's zoom (above 2x) leaves a bit to be desired...





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Old November 20th, 2017, 12:28 AM   #4092
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Monday morning demolition update. Interestingly, some of the scaffolding around the Executive Building has been removed, showing the progress behind it.



















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Old November 20th, 2017, 02:38 AM   #4093
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Yes, it sure does look like all of 80 George will be gone sooner rather than later.
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It could come down before the Executive Building, at this rate.
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Skyline is looking so much nicer without some of these fuglies.
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